Harris will start at cornerback in Week 13 against the Panthers with Brent Grimes (knee), Carlton Davis (knee) and M.J. Stewart (foot) all inactive, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Harris has seen action in 26 games with the Saints and Buccaneers over two-plus seasons. However, he's logged just one defensive snap this season for Tampa, with the rest of his work coming on special teams. He'll be expected to help contain a Cam Newton-led Panthers passing attack that gets Devin Funchess (back) back from a one-game absence Sunday.
Harris (hamstring) was released from injured reserve Tuesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Harris will now be free to sign with another team. The third-year pro made 30 tackles and two pass breakups for the Saints over the previous two seasons, and he'll likely look for a special teams role to get his foot in the door.
Harris (hamstring) has been deemed doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Harris practiced in full throughout the week until missing Friday's session, so his hamstring injury must be relatively new. He was only projected to provide depth in the secondary and potentially play a special teams role before sustaining the injury. Final confirmation on his status will be made closer to kickoff.
Harris (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic Tampa Bay reports.
A string of absences is unlikely to bode well for Harris moving forward. As it currently stands, Harris finds himself clawing for a roster spot. Availability for the team's final two preseason games will be crucial for the 25-year-old out of Texas A&M.
|2016||New Orleans Saints||10||12||10.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||11||18||15.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||9||8.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2016||New Orleans Saints||10||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||11||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
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|2016||New Orleans Saints||10||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|